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July 2019


Christopher Walton’s path to becoming the first gay black man to head the Milwaukee County Democratic Party started early, and shows no signs of stopping.

Mad Pride

Madison has celebrated LGBTQ Pride since the movement began, though it has taken many forms. Scott Seyforth guides us through the many iterations of the city’s festivities and protests over the decades.

No Cops In Schools

(OP-ED) By Zon Moua, Director of Youth Organizing at Freedom, Inc.

Citizen In Limbo… Again

A recent effort by the Trump Administration to deny birthright citizenship to children of same-sex couples has many on edge. Attorneys Michele Perreault and Raluca Vais-Ottosen of DeWitt LLP break down what’s at issue and what’s at stake.

Dear Queer White People: Taking Up Space

In this installment of the Dear Queer White People advice column, Dr. Sami Schalk looks at how white folks take up space in social settings, and QTPOC-specific spaces in particular.

The Untouchables

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan relates a story that highlights just how much progress the LGBTQ community has made in so little time—and the fight that remains.

We’ve Been Here All Along

Dick Wagner’s new two-volume book chronicles early LGBT life in Wisconsin and provides an invaluable resource to future generations.

Taking art to the streets

Karin Wolf surveys the past and current climate of street art in Madison, including some promising momentum toward more inclusive representation and access to the form.

Para la Gente

Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ looks to revitalize itself in 2019, with renewed focus on support, resources for queer Latinx people in Madison.

A Story Worth Telling

Randi Hagen nearly quit hockey before she’d even started, but the community and support she found with the Madison Gay Hockey Association helped her through her darkest days.

Prism Dance Club reckons with the shadow of Plan B

The new club works to prove that it can provide a better space for the queer community, as it deals with the past and a new incident of harassment. (A version of this article originally appeared on ToneMadison.com and is reprinted with permission.)

Bursting with Pride

More officials and businesses than ever have recognized LGBTQ Pride, with rainbow flags flying across the state and efforts underway to expand rights and support at both the public and private level.